Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
Finished readin' Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell.
Not a very good book. I defer t' Richard Posner's excellent critique of Blink, but I can add that Malcolm Gladwell writes in a very passive style (he also overuses variations o' th' phrase "it turns out that" when pointin' out that conventional wisdom is wrong) an' repeats his anecdotes a little too often. About halfway through th' book we find out that ye can develop quick thinkin' an' reaction through extensive research an' experience. Is that such a revolutionary notion, Ya lily livered swabbie! The discussion about Kenna an' his struggle t' get th' singles from his album New Sacred Cow played on Top 40 radio were bein' very interestin', Avast me hearties! Fetch me spyglass! His album is a case o' th' critics lovin' somethin' that th' majority o' actual radio listeners aren't really interested in, an' seems out o' place in a book about "initial reactions" an' how t' control them.